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Recent twts from movq

A family member gave away some old USB sticks and memory cards that they no longer needed. They were “mildly devastated” when I told them and then proceeded to demonstrate that it’s often not that hard to recover data from such devices. “But I deleted all the files?!” Yes, but …

This can get ugly. And lots of people don’t know it.

It would be great if devices like digital cameras provided a function like “wipe storage completely”. Or, better, try harder at actually deleting files instead of doing things like just writing an 0xE5 on a FAT file system. Don’t shift the blame to the user.

I guess the situation is a bit better these days with Android encrypting everything by default and stuff like that … Hopefully.

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